Sleep is the ally of well-being. When you sleep restfully, you encourage proper functioning of the body and brain, boosting happiness and performance during waking hours. When people’s central circadian rhythms are disrupted, everything becomes harder: anxiety is increased and your body and brain have to work harder to achieve simple objectives. Caffeine consumption goes up and nutritious eating goes out the window, both of which tamper further with your ability to sleep. It is a vicious cycle that has caught a good portion of the population in its rotation.
To quantify the importance of good sleep, consider the side-effects of insomnia: A lack of sleep causes increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol. When this hormone is elevated persistently, it can disrupt the immune system, weaken muscles and reduce bone density, and cause fat accumulation in the stomach. Apart from what it does to your brain, lack of sleep is also damaging your body. But what if treating the body could help you sleep? At Espinosa Family Chiropractic, we use chiropractic treatment to solve sleep issues and help you institute lifestyle changes that will improve your chances at beating insomnia.
You can improve sleep quality without the unnecessary side-effects of sleep medication! We will help you do this by identifying the cause of your sleep deficiency. Subluxation, or misalignment of the spine, puts pressure on the nerves, disrupting proper communication between the brain and body. When subluxations are present, the body finds it hard to rest and goes into a state known as stress response. Correcting this misalignment will help your body relax, helping you on your way to sleep. If you are looking for a safe way to overturn your sleep deficiency and restore your well being, look no further than our office in Sacramento, where we can be reached at (916) 457-8825.
Dr. Raymond Espinosa, D.C.